"My son has attended DCSH since 2020 & he looks forward to it every season...He has gained so much & you can see he has a lot more confidence! He struggles to express himself & manage his anxiety, but Lauren, Maria, & Allie are so good with him, & he is now able to have meaningful conversations with his "hiking friends." I'm told he has been overheard initiating conversations independently, which he never did before. He is so happy to have these friends."
- Parent, (age 16, ASD)
ABOUT DC SOCIAL HIKES
DC Social Hikes was created by Maria Stangheriln and Lauren Devine with the belief that movement is medicine and that every kid can benefit from nature and friendship!
Maria and Lauren are experienced professionals who bring decades of experience working with a wide range of kids and young adults. You can learn more about them here.
Hikes are geared at neurodiverse kids and address skills like problem solving, regulating emotions, conversation skills, and identifying social cues.
SESSION DATES & TIMES:
September Hikes: 10, 17, 24
October Hikes: 1, 8, 15, 22, 29
November Hikes: 5, 12, 19
December Hikes: 3, 10, 17
Hikes for ages 8-13 - 12:00-1PM
Hikes for ages 14-18 - 1:15-2:15PM
To empower every kid with the skills to form lasting friendships and take on the world with empathy, knowledge, and confidence.
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Rock Creek Park, Picnic Area #18